Motorist caught travelling at 117km/h in 50km/h zone in Galway

As part of National Slow Down Day a motorist in Galway has been caught travelling at 117km/h in 50km/h zone in Galway.

A Garda update on the speed enforcement operation outlined that a motorist was found at “117km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh”. The Baile An Phoill or Ballinfoile townland covers the Bóthar na dTreabh section of the N6, which is between the Headford Road and the Tuam Road.

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The Garda Press Office said “the first 2 hours of National Slow Down Day, GoSafe checked the speed of 36,679 vehicles and detected 69 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit”. This detection rate for high-visibility operations is however way out of line with unmarked RSA ‘free speed’ surveys, the last of which found that 78% of motorists were speeding on uncongested 50km/h roads, and 93% at weekends.

Other examples of high speeds recorded so-far today include today include:

  • 117km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
  • 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Castleblaney Rd Carrickmacross Monaghan
  • 122km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough Lucan Dublin
  • 121km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Rineroe Adare Limerick
  • 138km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M6 Killavally Tyrrellspass Westmeath
  • 76km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Limerick Road Mallow Cork
  • 75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Castletown Road Dundalk Louth
  • 113km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Greatheath Portlaoise Laois
  • 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Skehard Road Cork Cork
  • 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R561 Castledrum Castlemaine Kerry
  • 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R515 Garrynderk South Kilmallock Limerick
  • 120km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Clonmoney West Bunratty Clare
  • 120km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Culleen Beg Mullingar Westmeath
  • 113km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Drumnagahan Donegal Donegal

3 comments

  1. * 122km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough Lucan Dublin

    I drive this road regularly, and 100km/h is the minimum for about 70% of drivers.

    Reply
    • Traffic planning still seems to largely be build a big road which subconsciously tells everyone that the speed limit is high and stick a sign up to slow them down. I don’t think the concept of designing a road for speed has stuck home yet

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  2. N4 increasingly an issue. In the olden days before west Dublin was built up, once you were past Heuston station you were effectively in the countryside or heading out there. Now there are new developments all around Islandbridge and Kilmainham and lots more coming. Drivers still barrel down towards and out of Heuston, making it very unpleasant on a bike. This road section definitely needs re-design.

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